I'm not one for writing up negative reviews on my blog because of two reasons: 1.) I like to keep things positive and 2.) like most beauty bloggers I like to do my fair share of research before purchasing something. Still, sometimes you'll be left disappointed with a product that got stellar reviews. I had super high hopes for Clinique's Moisture Surge Intense moisturizer. I ran out of my old one and was just looking for something new try. My skin is super dry and I was trying to see if there was anything more hydrating. I had tried this at my friend's house when I didn't have any of my things and it was brilliant! Maybe I didn't get the right one, but for some reason this one just doesn't sit right with me. It was both the regular Moisture Intense, as well as the Moisture Surge Intense. The consistency is whipped and very smooth. It feels super nice on the skin but that's as far as it goes. I never understood the feeling of having a product just sit on top of your skin, until now. This moisturizer does moisturizer but it does not sink into the skin at all. It also made my skin feel super tacky. I had my boyfriend touch my cheek to see if it felt funny and he said it felt clamy. This was a problem because when I went to apply my foundation in the morning it made it so that the foundation also just sat on top of my skin. It started just sliding around all over the place through out the day. I know it's not my foundation because it was my Dr. Jart ++ Waterfuse and I haven't had any problems with it. I returned it straight away and went back to my Imperialis moisturizer from LUSH because it's moisturizing and actually hyrdates my skin instead of sitting there for show.
That's the problem with having so many products available in one category, you start second guessing or wanting to branch out. Consider my lesson learned. I would not recommend this product to ... anyone. It may seem like that moisture seems up your ally, but what's the point if it's not actually hydrating your skin?
Have you tried this moisturizer? What were your thoughts? What's your favorite moisturizer to use? SO MANY QUESTIONS!